Saint Athanasius Lutheran Church
Putting Others FIRST
the LAST Monday Each Month

NOTE: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the consequent restrictions on restaurants, and the resulting decrease in business and revenue, the Last Monday effort has been suspended until further notice. When things get back to normal, we look forward to starting this up again and helping people in our neighborhood, in our country, and around the world. Thanks for your understanding in these trying times.

Malek's Pizza Palace and Saint Athanasius have joined together to help people in need.

On the LAST Monday of each month, 25% of all sales generated that day at Malek's (dine in, take out, or delivery) will be donated to a good cause, to help make a difference in the lives of others.

Click here
for a list of charities and causes donated to . . . and now our total given is
over $100,000!

This Month (March): Suspended

Our causes/charities for September 2019 - August 2020:
[Subject to change should disasters or other mitigating factors come to our attention.]

     September: Hurricane Dorian - Bahamas Relief - $738
                [Helping those in need in the Bahamas in dire need after this storm.]

     October: Through the Heart - $837
                [Pregnancy loss support and education for hurting women and families.]

     November: ECHO [Ecumenical Community Helping Others] - $1,000
                [Providing food and financial help to people with short-term emergencies, and providing
                 clothes and household items to people with low income.]

     December: Stem for Life - $1,193
                [Raising public awareness about cell therapy and its therapeutic promise and supporting
                 the advancement of this research for life.]
January: NAMI [National Alliance on Mental Illness] - $836
                [Organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by
                 mental illness.]

     February: Shepherd's Center of Annandale-Springfield - $988
                [Provide services to assist older adults to continue to live independently in their own
                 homes and offering programs which supply opportunities for enrichment, learning and
     March: Water for Africa
                [To help provide a consistent and reliable source of clean water to people in need.]
     April: FACETS
                [Helping parents, their children, and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in the
                 Fairfax, VA area.]

     May: Metro Women's Health / Assist Pregnancy Center
               [Helping pregnant women keep and care for their babies.]

     June: Camp Corral -OR- PALS Program

              [Camp Corral: Transforming the lives of children of wounded, injured, ill, and fallen
                 military heroes by providing a unique summer camp experience.

                 PALS Program: Programming for young adults with Downs Syndrome with a focus on
                 immersive and transformative friendships through week long summer camps.]
     July: TBD


As you can see, each month a new charity will be chosen - some local, some national, and some international - that we may reach out in mercy to help people in need wherever they are.

So the last Monday each month, eat at Malek's! Enjoy some good food and help a good cause at the same time. And help us spread the word about this effort. We need your help! The folks at Malek's are being extremely generous in donating so much (25% of sales - not just profits!). And if you know of any good causes you think we should consider, please let us know that as well. Our goal is to donate $2,500 every month - which is quite ambitious! - but we will not rest until we do!

Eat Pizza 2 Help Others

What could be better than that!

Missouri Synod
Church Location: 114 Kingsley Road SW, Vienna, VA  22180
Mailing Address: 3057 Nutley Street Suite 822, Fairfax, VA  22031
703-455-4003                       Rev. James Douthwaite, Pastor